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Pre & Post Tour

Day Activities

Mungo National Park:
110kms from Mildura with much of the road unsealed. Several tour companies operate daily tours. Mungo National Park is at the centre of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. Records of human occupation date back well over 60,000 years. More information is available from the Mildura Visitor Information Centre. A must see!

Discover Mildura Day Tours:
Examples of places they visit
- includes exclusive access.
• Fresh grapes in season & gourmet dried grapes
with intense flavours
• Almond plantation & asparagus fields
• Citrus property: oranges, mandarins, lemons,
grapefruit plus additional crops like native flowers,
mangos and avocados
• Hobby paddleboat builders with the largest barge still
on the Murray
• Pistachio patch offering tastes of this extra crunchy
gourmet product
• Pink Murray Sunsalt Site visit to view & learn about how this very natural delicate lake is helping our environment
• Working family olive farm featuring a variety of olive products

Wonderful day tour or you could schedule a minimum 3 hour trip from Mildura. A must see is the junction of Australia greatest two rivers, the Murray and Darling, Artback Australia for a coffee/lunch and if time allows a trip out to Perry Sand Hills and Old Wentworth Gaol.

Half Day Activities

Paddleboat cruises:
Most days’ the Paddlesteamer Melbourne departs Mildura wharf for a 2 hour cruise downstream through Lock 11. Paddleboats also cruise to Trentham Estate Winery, enjoying a 5 hour return cruise where a BBQ meal is provided, together with a sampling of fine wines. Special charters are available for business events.

Australian Inland Botanic Gardens:
Australia’s most unique Botanic Gardens, a prime example of what community spirit can achieve is on display. As the first semi-arid botanical gardens in the Southern Hemisphere, this is where the desert really comes into bloom. The plantings showcase a wide variety of Australian and exotic species, the centrepiece of which may be the rose garden featuring over 1,600 colour co-ordinated bushes. Tractor train rides available.

Orange World:
More than 30 orange and avocado varieties on display as you enjoy a train tour of the property. You will taste the sunshine in every orange!

Wild Side Outdoors Fitness & Adventure:
Group exercise sessions, team building programs, canoe and kayak activities
- tailored sessions to suit your program.

The lifeblood of our region. Great touring options from historic, to modern, from boutique, to one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere! Buses can be arranged.
Arts & Culture: Mildura is a regional arts hub and a vibrant local community of writers, artists and performers. You can call into one of many galleries; Artback Australia in Wentworth, Mildura Arts Centre, The Vault, Gallery 25, to name a few.

1-2 Hour Activities

City Heart Traders:
Shopping tours can be arranged together with ‘pamper packages’ which could include hairdressers, manicurists and masseurs, followed by a visit to clothing and accessories stores!

There are many markets hosted in our region, mostly on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Please check times as these are fabulous for fresh produce, craft items and something unexpected!

Mildura Chocolate Company:
Treat yourself to the taste sensation of 70% cocoa in our dark chocolate and much more. The shop could attend your venue if requested.

Varapodio Estate:
View the orchards where olives are grown then quickly processed into Extra Virgin Oil. Tours available.

Angas Park Dried Fruit Shops:
With a wonderful selection of Australian dried fruits, that can be packaged as gifts or purchased individually.

RAAF Museum:
Established at the pre-war civil airfield, RAAF Base Mildura was established to provide operational training for fighter pilots. Initial flying with No 2 Operational Training Unit (OTU) commenced in May 1942. The museum is located at our local Airport.

Hot Air Ballooning: Early morning or late afternoon experiences - get a birds eye view of our colourful landscape.

Woodsies Gem Shop:
Browse through a large range of gems and jewellery, where gem and grinding displays are held daily.

Business Event Program Tour ideas

Nearby Mungo National Park is a part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, It was at Mungo, in the drought-affected summer of 1969, that a young scientist stumbled across the remains of a cremated skeleton of a human, Carbon dating showed that Mungo woman was at least 26,000 years old, and that Mungo Man lived some 62,000 years ago. The discovery threatened to rewrite the history of human occupation in Australia, and had profound implications for the origins of modern man. Stone flake tools are scattered across the landscape, and peeking out of the mud are ancient wombat holes, fossilised chunks of Eucalyptus trees, and the bones of long-dead marsupials, including extinct buffalo-sized wombats and giant kangaroos. A tour guide is essential.

Mildura is considered the centre of Australia’s food bowl. Its irrigated agricultural land produces most of Australia’s dried fruit, as well as table grapes and citrus. The area also grows almonds, pistachios, olives, carrots, asparagus, and is the hub for wine and table grape production.

Mildura’s Mediterranean climates favour viticulture and the regions rich history of grape growing and wine production. The region is how to some 27 wineries, from boutique establishments to multinational companies.

Resource Managers:
Excellent educational networks and is home to respected early learning, primary, secondary and tertiary educational providers. Innovative technique in water, salinity, waste and sustainable energy management have also emerged in the region.

Men’s Shed:
A local coordinator has both the technical and social skills to develop a safe and happy environment where men are welcome to work on a project of their choice in their own time. Visit our successful men’s Shed operation. All in the spirit of mateship.

Any of these suggestions can be packaged to suit your specific requirement and many are available to visit at a time suitable
to you. Please appreciate, these are only some examples of what our region can offer your group, tailored made packages are also arranged to suit.

The Chaffey Trail

The Chaffey Trail is the story of how Mildura became an irrigated oasis in the midst of an arid land and Australia’s first irrigation colony.

The trail sites include
• The Old Mildura Station Homestead
• Mildura Homestead Cemetery
• Rio Vista Historic House
• Lock 11 & Mildura Weir
• Mildura Wharf / Port of Mildura
• Mildura Grand Hotel
• Psyche Pumps / King’s Billabong
• Chateau Mildura
• Merbein

Now you can trace the development of Mildura through the Chaffey Trail and many sites make ideal conference venues or at least worthwhile conference visits.

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The Mildura Conferencing & Business Event Planners Guide is an initiative of the Mildura Rural City Council.

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